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iCOASST project team engages with coastal stakeholders

Improving the impacts of NERC-funded science

iCOASST project team engages with coastal stakeholders

Coastal system modelling presented to Suffolk Coastal Forum (photo: Dr Alice Milner, UCL)

iCOASST project team engages with coastal stakeholders

Professor Jon French, Dr Helene Burningham and Dr Gill Thornhill have participated in a series of Stakeholder Workshops over the summer as part of the NERC-funded Integrated Coastal Sediment Systems (iCOASST) project.

Held in Liverpool Bay, Suffolk and Southampton, the Workshops have set out the goals of the project and sought opinions on its approach to conceptualising coupled estuary, open coast and coastal shelf systems and to modelling change over the next 100 years.

The stakeholders attending included representatives from the Environment Agency, District Councils, EDF Energy, the National Farmers Union, Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, Sefton Council, RSPB, NW Coastal Forum, Peel Ports, as well as various other organisations.

Dr Alice Milner has also participated in the process as part of a NERC-funded Impact Accelerator project that aims to improve the wider impacts of the department’s NERC-funded environmental science research.